Enough is enough, is often used in reference to wanting something to stop because you can no longer accept or deal with it.
None-the-less, this pain penetrates deeply, prevails and simply does not stop.
Offensive and objectionable this pain overshadows opportunity, joy, and promise.
Unpleasant, repulsive, and outright ugly sentiments toward me magnify the intensity of this pain.
Growing inside this pain is galling and gruesome yet no one seems to understand, hear, or care.
Hurtful this pain is stifling and felt deep within.
Is that enough?
When I follow the rules and jump through every hurdle you place before me – education, experience, position, work ethic. Is that enough?
Behind closed doors, you plot, plan, conspire to place your privilege, like a badge of “earned” honor, before me. Is that enough?
You tell me. “I would help you if” you weren’t so smart, didn’t have education, experience, successes. Is that enough?
My talents are valuable, you know that, so you use them, pay me less, promote less qualified, keep me in my place. Is that enough?
Your desire for power, privilege and control is mentally, physically, and emotionally draining. Is that enough?
It is more than enough, I am exhausted. It is…too much!
I can’t breathe.
Lynn F Austin, MBA, is an author and speaker. Her messages reflect her courage and commitment against fear, doubt, and disbelief. Dedicated to serving causes impacting domestic violence and at-risk youth, she strives to inspire others to live their purpose.
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